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star this property date less than 2019-03-25more like thismore than 2019-03-25
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Degrees more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of first class degrees awarded by the (1) University of Surrey, and (2) University of Bradford; whether they have had any discussions with those universities about the number of such degrees awarded; and if so, what were the outcomes of any such discussions. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL14791 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-05more like thismore than 2019-04-05
unstar this property answer text <p>The Higher Education and Research Act 2017 established a new independent regulator in England, the Office for Students (OfS). The act gives the OfS powers to assess the quality and standards applied to higher education by English providers.</p><p>The government has made it clear in guidance to the OfS that grade inflation must be tackled. In their strategy, attached, the OfS includes ensuring “qualifications hold their value over time” as a key objective. In December 2018, the OfS published analysis of changes in degree classifications between 2010-11 and 2016-17, which is attached. This includes data on the University of Surrey and the University of Bradford.</p><p>On 24 March, my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Education called for universities to end the steep rise of “unjustifiable” first class degrees which is a threat to the world class reputation of the university sector, and risks undermining the efforts of hard working students. The government expects the OfS, when it has its full range of powers, to challenge those institutions that record an unjustifiable rise in the proportion of top degrees being awarded.</p><p>The OfS’ statutory powers are on course to be strengthened through new regulations due to be laid in Parliament later this year, which will allow the OfS to levy fines of up to £500,000 or 2% of a university’s income (whichever is higher). The UK Standing Committee for Quality Assessment is developing sector-recognised standards to ensure that all degree awards are consistent and fair - due to be completed this academic year. Together, these measures will strengthen the regulator’s ability to challenge universities with unwarranted grade inflation and hold them to account.</p><p>Any university found to be damaging students’ interests could be subject to sanctions such as placing additional conditions on their registration, fines, or in the worst case scenario removing a university’s powers to award degrees.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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star this property file name HL14791_OfS_Strategy_2018_2021.pdf more like this
star this property title HL14791_OfS_Strategy_2018_2021 more like this
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star this property file name HL14791_Analysis_of_Degree_Classifications.pdf more like this
star this property title HL14791_Analysis_of_Degree_Classifications more like this
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less than 2019-04-05T10:54:12.433Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-05T10:54:12.433Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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1091617
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star this property date less than 2019-03-19more like thismore than 2019-03-19
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Government Efficiency Review more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to assess the financial benefits to UK taxpayers that have resulted from the Green Review of public sector procurement, published in October 2010. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL14662 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-26more like thismore than 2019-03-26
unstar this property answer text <p>Responding to the findings of the Green Review, HMG took steps to increase efficiency across Government. This included work to enable the UK public sector to get better value from its procurement of common goods and services which is now being taken forward by the Crown Commercial Service.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The Government has published details of savings made through efficiency and reform each year since 2010. The most up-to-date figures are contained in the Crown Commercial Service 2017-18 Annual Report which details £354 million in commercial benefits including savings for central government and £247 million for the wider public sector in that financial year.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-03-26T16:49:29.097Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-26T16:49:29.097Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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1091618
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star this property date less than 2019-03-19more like thismore than 2019-03-19
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Honours Forfeiture Committee more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government when the Honours Forfeiture Committee is next due to meet. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL14663 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-28more like thismore than 2019-03-28
unstar this property answer text <p>We expect the next meeting to be held over the summer.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-03-28T17:26:09.13Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-28T17:26:09.13Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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3869
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1059215
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Honours Forfeiture Committee more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government on how many occasions the Honours Forfeiture Committee met in each of the last eight calendar years; and when that committee last met. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL13601 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-20more like thismore than 2019-02-20
unstar this property answer text <p>Prior to 2017, the Forfeiture Committee met to consider cases on an ad-hoc basis, or by correspondence as business required. The Committee now only meets formally and in person. Since 2017 has met on three occasions, and it last met in September 2018.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-02-20T13:53:44.867Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-20T13:53:44.867Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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3869
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1052390
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star this property date less than 2019-01-31more like thismore than 2019-01-31
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Evening Standard more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they were advised of the change in ownership of Lebedev Holdings and the grant of an option to acquire the Evening Standard and a board seat at that newspaper. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL13335 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
unstar this property answer text <p>I refer the noble Lord to the answer to WPQ 218767 from 13th February by the Secretary of State.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-02-14T12:24:33.877Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-14T12:24:33.877Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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3869
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1059216
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star this property date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
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Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept id 88 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Attorney General more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Attorney General more like this
star this property hansard heading Sir Philip Green more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Sir Phillip Green or any company, trust or other entity associated with him, has obtained an injunction against Her Majesty's Government or any government departments, agencies or public bodies since May 2010; if so, when any such injunction was granted; and when it was withdrawn. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL13602 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-21more like thismore than 2019-02-21
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government Legal Department (GLD) conducts civil litigation on behalf of most government departments and many (but not all) executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies.</p><p>GLD has no record of any injunctions obtained by Sir Philip Green, or any entity known by GLD to be connected with him, against any of the departments, agencies or bodies to which GLD provides litigation services.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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less than 2019-02-21T12:19:00.177Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-21T12:19:00.177Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Keen of Elie more like this
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3869
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1091615
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star this property date less than 2019-03-19more like thismore than 2019-03-19
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Company Voluntary Arrangements more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to assess whether Company Voluntary Arrangements effectively protect the economic interests of HMRC, and those of creditors and property owners. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL14661 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-03-27more like thismore than 2019-03-27
unstar this property answer text <p>Company voluntary arrangements are a valuable part of the restructuring framework and the Government does not intend to conduct a review of them at this time. A company voluntary arrangement allows a financially distressed company to restructure its debts and avoid liquidation or administration. Approval of more than 75% of creditors is required to pass a company voluntary arrangement and any creditor may still apply to court if it feels its interests are being unfairly prejudiced, this provides an important safeguard for creditors, including HMRC and property owners.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-03-27T15:25:44.843Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-27T15:25:44.843Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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1047842
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star this property date less than 2019-01-24more like thismore than 2019-01-24
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Patisserie Valerie: Insolvency more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have instructed the Insolvency Service to review matters relating to Patisserie Valerie and its ownership; and if not, why not. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL13120 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-05more like thismore than 2019-02-05
unstar this property answer text <p>When a company enters administration, the administrators have to report to my rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on the conduct of the directors.</p><p> </p><p>In the case of Patisserie Valerie the Insolvency Service will be making early contact with the administrators and other authorities to discuss the directors’ conduct, and to consider whether further steps, such as a detailed investigation, may be necessary.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-02-05T12:41:35.26Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-05T12:41:35.26Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-14more like thismore than 2019-01-14
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Local Government: Investment more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they monitor (1) investments made in commercial real estate by local authorities financed by the Public Loans Board, (2) the location of such real estate, and (3) the consequences of local authorities assuming the associated risk. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL12805 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-28more like thismore than 2019-01-28
unstar this property answer text <p>The decision making process for capital investment and borrowing decisions is a local authority decision. The Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government is responsible for the overall framework for local authority capital activity which local authorities operate within. This would include investments in commercial real estate.</p><p>Government does not routinely monitor specific investments that local authorities make in commercial real estate, this includes those that are financed by loans from the Public Works Loan Board. Therefore, we do not collect any information on the location of any real estate investments made by local authorities.</p><p>The Statutory Guidance on Investments was recently updated by the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government and took effect from 1st April 2018. It was updated to ensure that the framework that local authorities operate within reflects the activities of the sector. One of the key aims of the recent changes to the Statutory Guidance was to enhance requirements of transparency and risk management for all investments including those in real estate.</p><p>In addition local authorities must ensure that all of their activities are managed well financially. This includes the legal requirement to have regard for best value. This means that a council must make arrangements to continuously improve the way its functions are exercised and have regard to economy, efficiency and effectiveness.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2019-01-28T16:50:45.297Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-28T16:50:45.297Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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1092786
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star this property date less than 2019-03-21more like thismore than 2019-03-21
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Banking Competition Remedies more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made, if any, to Banking Competition Remedies Limited in connection with its awards to banks in general, and Metro Bank in particular. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL14737 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-03more like thismore than 2019-04-03
unstar this property answer text <p>Banking Competition Remedies (BCR) is the independent body established to implement the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) funded Alternative Remedies Package (the Package). BCR has sole responsibility for Package implementation, including responsibility for decisions on Capability and Innovation Fund (CIF) awards.</p><p> </p><p>Firm supervision is a matter for the independent regulators, in this case, the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) which jointly regulate Metro Bank.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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HL14738 more like this
HL14739 more like this
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less than 2019-04-03T16:56:17.017Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-03T16:56:17.017Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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